April 12, 2006 Subject:
Does a good job for the 1942 movie audiences
Made for the 1942 audience, this version helped keep their patriotic spirits up. Well done.
January 14, 2006 Subject:
Before TV Sign-offs, there was the National Anthem (WW2 Style)
The folks at Fox Movietone News had put this great film of the National Anthem with the words at the bottom. But at the end, it says "Help Keep 'Em Flying, Buy War Bonds NOW!". This was produced during World War 2. I wonder if many of the TV stations elsewhere in the 60's, 70's and 80's would run the same film using the war bonds tag at the end during one of the TV sign-off's and sign-on's using the Fox Movietone News banner after the station's conclusion where the announcer was saying "This concludes our broadcast day". Excellent film.
November 13, 2003 Subject:
Oh The Humanity
Of the two sing a long Star Spangled Banner films on here, I like this one the best, as it has more dramatic singing and some rather questionable editing. As you can see in the movie scenes, one of the images makes it look like the flag is on fire, an image which most people would feel uncomfortable with.